Sunday, January 11, 2015

Exodus 22-Outline

Exodus 22

Study: The Establishment of the Laws

Store: “Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Apply: God’s Deliverance

Learn: What’s Right and What’s Wrong

·       Exodus 22

o   2 Focus Points
§  1. Protection of Property-Exodus 22:1-15

§  2. Social Responsibility-Exodus 22:16-31

1.    Protection of Property-
-Exodus 22:1-15

v  These laws have three objectives, what would you consider those objectives to be?




Ø  This chapter focuses on one word “Restitution.”

§  What does the word Restitution mean?

§  What three things come from restitution?

·       1.

·       2.

·       3

§  How would are world today be different if we enforced restitution rather than just throwing someone in jail, to feast of food, watch TV and play games?

Ø  In verse 1, what is the fine for stealing an ox?

§  Why were they to pay back more?

Ø  Notice in verse 2-4 if the thief is not able to pay back what they have stolen; they are to be sold as a slave to pay the debt.

2. Social Responsibility
                  -Exodus 22:16-31

v  An expensive price for a moment of pleasure.

Ø  Back then, a man had to really consider if a moment of pleasure was worth the cost.

§  Today, we too need to consider if our moments of pleasure are worth the cost.

§  Is that sin worth what it will cost us later?

Ø  Each verse in 22:16-21; 28-31 is straightforward. God meant business.

·       Next to each verse right down why these things were so offensive to God.
·       16-17-Sexual Relations outside of Marriage-
·       18-Sorcery-
·       19-Sexual relations with an animal-
·       20-Sacrifices to any other god-
·       21-Oppressing foreigners-
·       28-Don’t blaspheme God
·       29-Don’t withhold your tithes-
·       30-Give God your firstborn cattle and sheep-

Ø  Exodus 22:22-27
·       God is a fair and merciful God. He has a heart for the orphaned, widowed, and poor. What rules did He put in place to protect them?
·       How do these rules provide and meet their needs?

More than a set of do’s and don’ts what was God’s ultimate purpose for His people?